Have you ever observed how much your child is speaking – and how? How he/she is breathing? What’s the situation with breath-taking and eating with open mouth? Have you experienced such phenomenon? He/she coughs a lot, with leak of the nose and sometimes as if words would pass his/here ears, in some cases with prompting: „What did you say?” or „Pardon?”. He/she attends the kindergarten, but is still sucking or sucking thumb? And the way he/she speaks: making mistakes and false pronunciation of sounds?
Speech therapists, with other words: speech improvement specialists, may remind us of somebody teaching children to speak who can’t speak or can hardly speak at the age of three to help them locating the sounds often replaced or not yet formulated in speech before their school attendance. For example the cat is stil „tat” and cocoa is „totoa” or the bird called eater which is gyurgyalag in Hungarian, often pronunciated as „dudalad” which he/she doesn’t know at all or never needed to say, anyway he/she asks Granma for a satos podáta (cheese cake in Hungarian).
Would you think that these spectacular, grating speech defects can generally be corrected faster and easier than those, when pronunciating the hissing sounds (sz-z-c) children put out their tongue between their upper and lower denture? It’s also not the same how the denture looks like. Incomplete, fallen in or out? Or fallen in and out? It’s worth to know: the position of the denture decisively depends on how we breathe, swallow or what is the style of operation of our tongue.
It is very important to chew, breathe and swallow in order to speak correctly once. Breathing, chewing, swallowing and speaking are very complicated activities in respect of planning, organizing and carrying out. For example we take breathe appr 12.000 times a day, we swallow several hundred times and spend hours with talking. These are even separately tasks requiring serious coordination of muscle operation, moreover we perform these in a coordinated way, partly simultaneously, partly in sequence. one after the other. If it is suspicious that the child frequently suffers from respiratory diseases, discharges, or if he sleeps, eats and breathes with open mouth, it is worth to see a specialist to check the state of the tonsils, adenoids and to do the necessary steps if needed. These have impact not only on the formal execution of speech, but also on other fields of speech development (speech detection, development of vocabulary). If there is no problem with the tonsils, it is possible that troubles originate from the organization of muscle operation of breathing-swallowing-tongue which are worth to pay attention to, because these may also have influence on the development of speech and denture (for example permanent thumb-sucking in case of general weakness in movement coordination).
Therefore if you would like to avoid that the speech and/or the denture of your child needs to be corrected as an adult (or even worse: at the age of adoloscence), contact a specialist or an orthodontics specialist and/or speech therapist in time, who – in close cooperation – are able to correct breathing, swallowing and speech and the connected customary system of a regular denture of your child.
So watch carefully the pronunciation of the sounds t-d-n-l and sz-z-c, the chewing, breathing, swallowing and eating with closed mouth, the position of the toothing, the immobility of muscles around the lips while swallowing. If you are not fully satisfied with the above, you may contact us with trust and we shall help you.